East Africa is home to heavy-hitting safari areas such as the Serengeti and the Maasai Mara – the famous Great Migration moves between these two parks –, as well as the game-rich floor of the volcanic crater of Ngorongoro. Mount Kilimanjaro looms majestically on the horizon, while the presence of Earth’s last remaining population of mountain gorilla combines with the traditional Big Five and numerous other highlights to make this an exceptional wildlife region.
As we've said, East Africa boasts a number of game-rich areas with frankly phenomenal concentrations of the Big Five. About 99 per cent of our safaris to the region include at least two of these safari heavyweights! However, it’s important to remember that there are a number of other contenders. They may be lesser known or simply farther off the more popular highlight areas, but they’re well worth considering for your trip. Southern Tanzania’s Nyerere (formerly Selous) and Ruaha are often an attractive option for clients looking to view the quieter Tanzanian parks, while Western Tanzania’s Katavi is truly remote and difficult to access, but stacked with big game.
Once you've settled on the type of safari you are interested in, there is also the option of adding on extra experiences. Maybe you are interested in a Great Migration focused safari, but would also like to go gorilla trekking? Or perhaps after a two-week safari, you think a few days resting on the white sandy shores of Africa's East Coast is for you? Below, we've listed our favorite experience add-ons: